The draft minutes of the Coxhoe Parish Council meeting that was held on 30th July is now available. You can access the minutes of the meeting which took place at Quarrington Hill Community Centre here:
The July 2018 edition of the Coxhoe Chronicle is now available on line.
The latest edition is packed with information about what has happened and what is happening around our villages. Paper copies are currently being printed and will be delivered by volunteers over the next couple of weeks.
Download a copy here.
The Parish Council has publicised its Annual Return for the financial year 2017-2018.
This is part of the process of Auditing of the Parish Council’s Accounts for the last financial year. You can access the Annual Return and supporting Documents from the following links:
The Annual Return and supporting documents for the year ending 31st March 2018 which are published on this website are unaudited until such time as they are approved by the Council’s external auditors:
Mazars LLP, Aykley Heads, Durham, DH1 5TS
Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer
Internal Audit Report
We are also publishing our Annual Internal Audit Report and Action Plan. These can be accessed from the following links:
Coxhoe Parish Council’s Chair’s Annual Report for 2017-2018 is now available on line.
The report was presented by Parish Council Chairman, Stuart Dunn to the Annual Meeting of Parishioners on Wednesday, 2nd May 2018. You can access a copy of the Report from the following link:
The report, previous Annual reports and other documents can be viewed via this link.
Would you like to help us improve our local service delivery? Looking for a part time role? Then we have a vacancy for a part-time Administration Assistant. The successful applicant will work with our Clerk and Youth team to deliver local open space, youth and other services while supporting our Councillors and helping with our responsibilities in relation to the village hall.
Find out more here.
The Parish Clerk advises that Parish offices will not be open for visiting Members of the public on the following dates:
Thursday 22 Feb
Thursday 1 March
Thursday 15 March
Thursday 29 March
Thursday 5 April
For further information please contact the Parish Clerk.
The agenda for the next monthly meeting of Coxhoe Parish Council is now online.
The next meeting takes place in Coxhoe Village Hall on Wednesday 7th February, starting at 6.30pm. the meeting is open to the public and there is a public question period at the start of the meeting. You can access the agenda for the meeting here.
You can find out what happened at the last meeting by reading the minutes of the last meeting, available from the following link:
Ambitious plans which aim to attract more than 6,000 new private sector jobs to a unique business park in Durham City over the next 20 years, will go ahead.
Following endorsement by Durham County Council’s Cabinet on January 17 the masterplan for Aykley Heads – home to Atom Bank and Salvus House – will now progress and a delivery model will follow later this year. The Aykley Heads redevelopment is supported by a number of regional organisations including the North East LEP and North East England Chamber as well as Durham University. The business park approach is also welcomed by high profile regional business people including Sir John Hall and Edward Twiddy – Chief Innovations Officer at Atom Bank.
More than 1,300 people (excluding the council’s staff) are already employed across the site by 40 companies and there is currently very strong interest from a business looking to move into Northumbria House. The redevelopment of Aykley Heads is planned across three phases – with the first phase likely to progress in the near future.
The redevelopment of Aykley Heads also involves the council vacating the site and today the council’s Cabinet members made a decision on where the organisation’s new HQ will be built. Following a thorough procurement process the preferred bid is on the council’s site at The Sands car park, opposite Freeman’s Quay leisure centre. The preferred bid was put forward by Kier Property Developments Limited whose costings to build the new HQ came in significantly less than the cost envelope for the project and of the amount associated with staying in County Hall.
Terry Collins, Chief Executive of Durham County Council said: “We have been delighted with the response from the four bidders however we feel the preferred proposal offers the best overall value. Separately we have also agreed that the council will re provide The Sands parking spaces and that we will also facilitate additional parking nearby. There are a number of high quality developments currently underway along the city’s waterside and we want to make sure we complement those.”
The procurement process has delivered a scheme significantly less than the build cost envelope agreed previously by Cabinet in July 2016. A new HQ will provide much smaller and fit for purpose civic facilities in a city centre location with greatly reduced running costs and which can support the organisation’s ambitious transformation programme. Investment in, and the expansion of, its centres at Spennymoor, Seaham, Crook and Meadowfield will also continue.
The next stage for the new HQ will be to submit a planning application early in the summer, this will include the usual consultation process.
Cllr Simon Henig, Leader of the council, said: “Throughout this process we remain committed to working with all the partners and stakeholders involved. We want to ensure Durham City’s waterfront developments complement each other and to support the delivery of an even more vibrant economy, while providing a unique business location at Aykley Heads attracting several thousand additional jobs.”
You can find out more about the proposals by viewing the attached videos;
If you have any queries about the proposals please contact Durham County Council.
In response to pressure from Government, Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner Ron Hogg has decided to increase the amount of Council Tax which goes to the police service, known as
the precept, by 7.09%. This equates to an increase of £8 a year, or 15p a week for a property in Council Tax Band A. Members of the public are being asked to comment. Find out more here.
All at Coxhoe Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Claire, our Parish Clerk is now back to work. Claire is available to visiting members of the public between the hours of 9.00am -12.00 noon on Tuesdays and 3.00pm to 6.00pm on Thursdays.
Our first meeting in the New Year has been moved to Monday 8th January and the meeting will be held in Quarrington Hill Community Centre starting at 6.30pm.